UFC 157: Burrell defeats Villefort by unanimous decision

In the opening fight at UFC 157, Nah-Shon Burrell earned a hard-fought unanimous-decision victory over Yuri Villefort.

The judges scored it 29-28, 29-28, 30-27 for Burrell (9-2), who weighed in at 175.8 pounds — 4.8 over the acceptable welterweight limit. Villefort (6-2) agreed to still take the fight but will earn some of Burrell’s fight purse.

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